This year we have seen european education focusing on Leadership, many of you have been educated from various backgrounds and understand what I mean. NATO has invested in new ways of understanding the world and trying to understand why the world is the way it is. NATO stands for north Atlantic treaty organisation and they take great pride when given a pat on the back when they show they have understood the new literature which is helping people evolve. The prime aim is to educate women and educate men and women on how women think. The work place has changed and more and more women are working in high executive positions where decisions have to be made. Teams working together in unison can really help companies succeed. Sometimes people will have to be disciplined and taught about new values. This temporary transition has effected the legal system. Many people are worried about the law, but since the law is changing they should not worry, they have to educate themselves. My question is this, will this transformation be as disruptive as the crusades? Also I ask how long will it take for people who have been educated in various laws around the world to become universal. Also I ask about the value of life and like NATO take a look at the persuasion techniques already in place to keep people happy and peaceful. Another question if I get time I would really love to discuss and see some people answering is where is the middle ground. Clearly there are going to be differences of opinion, many of them are already out there broadcast on YouTube. You can see how convinced people are in their knowledge of the law. But there is this defensive side showing which is quite worrying. In the 21st century there are still laws in place that are completely different to the laws and how we understand them. What you learn whilst writing and sharing about leadership are the problems you can expect and the solutions to overcoming them. The course felt more like a probing think tank. The world is looking for solutions so this is correct. And there is an element of truth to the resistance of law as we understand it. When sharing about how we dealt with situations successfully. Because it worked in the time zone the conviction for the effectiveness of how it was dealt with the opinion takes precedence in the group so everyone react but also jot down the example for future reference. Three things happened for me. I got to hear a problem in a real job in a position of leadership and how that person dealt with the situation. The thoughts they had about other members and the possible reasons that they and the rest of the class deduced about why the problem became a problem. And of course being able to come up with a solution that would in any other sense never been there. This example if documented then is adding to the think tank of actions we are seeing implemented today.
Secondly it gives a platform for people to speak. Most of the students came from what I would call really good jobs. Civil servants, leaders of big companies, all different types of cultures who had worked in other countries and it was a great platform to make friends. Each day differences of opinion would clearly show and each time something happened lots of amazing transformational diffusion happened, we each had are said because we had to and why not and we communicated through various ways. (a clear introduction of what we were doing, on the wall diagrams or lists, pen to paper, group discussions, presentations and always at the end really reflective feedback.
Thirdly I learned to find certain topics which would change me in various ways. The high end of the spectrum would be a disconnect, lack of energy and disengaged. The reasons for this would be lack of understanding and a clear understanding that new in-doctrines were being introduced. They are not new because I have tried to study them on my own over the years but never really been able to understand the practicalities in my life, which is possibly why I would want to disconnect. When put into scenarios that might pop up in the future and being pressed into stepping into the boots of a leader in this place. These new ideas or laws became appealing, the interruptions from other inquisitive people made me realise at first that what at first seems disruptive and for some people triggering, these new teachings were the fundamental cores of the new indoctrinating of the 21st century. Knowing however is half the thing creating the jobs and accepting that leaders and managers are not the only roles is my concern. Having to many chefs in the kitchen is only going to create a lot of dirty dishes and excess food being thrown away. Similarly my argument was there is already a lack of jobs, so what is the point learning leadership and management. I thought is a form of control, but then I thought about the laws being obsolete. It’s just they are not obsolete they are just bending for the new world we live in. The laws are being bent by powerful successful companies that know how to make things happen. The leadership then is a like a flat plan that anyone can open to create and explain their own company. This is appealing to employers according to the sort of jobs available, however they are looking for experience not education. This is why now the only way I can interpret what I learned on the course as yet another tick on chart of personal development. A treasured experience added to the academic curiosity about phycology, business studies, communications and speaking coherently without all the waffle.
Much of what I know is based on an amalgamation of cultures in the east and west. Much of what we are learning is also being taught in the middle east so these leaders are also facing challenges to carry out the new revelations into society. Which is where the problems come in and the same thought is applied to law. Any rewrite is going to upset the apple cart and when leaders remind the students that the laws have worked for centuries they just agree. By being taught about leadership they maybe able to snap out of this trance and disagree or simply stop putting there hand up when asked to do so.
In the context of sharia law I think this is one way imams can help teach members in the mosque. By teaching them to think for themselves and resist against the words in a book, rather listen to clear guidance and be less quick to challenge the new and accepted norms. Most good people who are educated in a way that makes them able to live comfortably, raise a family and give to the community is a good thing. If someone is always an outsider and wants to return to the land where they think they originate they should get the help they need to do this. I think you will find the same challenges are being faced everywhere. Every year pilgrims meet up and if it is anything like my experience of living in a big city they do not always get the opportunity talk about certain things and challenge norms. This is why the indoctrination that NATO has chosen is still limited, however I commend the efforts and am confident that this arena can grow, regardless of its origin, Europe, America or anywhere else. The fact is that not only does it help, it can also be applied to persons who are struggling with defending old norms and continually forcing other people into the train of thought. The tactics out there people use are fear, there has been chauvinism in the world however that has changed. I am glad women are helping doing jobs. In times of war women always chipped in. Before that women have disrupted the challenges and fears societies had. The stronger however the society the danger of the divisions. This is simply only part of pulling people up to par.
This is a gift, and most of us have accepted these gifts, I am sure you have bought your wife and children an I-pad which is a great tool from America. You can even type in Arabic just like in the Koran. Similarly the bible is available on the kindle to read. There are lots of cross references that eventually by way of persuasion make sense. Just like other scrolls from the archives. They are simply that though, archives. Imagine this everyone goes to space on a space ship to another solar system. Each person carries their faith with them from various backgrounds. People will understand the importance of these traditions, however the law of the ship will not be determined by locking people in their room for 24 hours or covering them up for the rest of the ship to see. The show must go on and people are already adapting despite what they show in a congregation. There are things people say in the group that are different when involved with a mixed tribe and any anger or inability to do the work shows. Willingness is rewarded with more responsibility. If leaders and law makers who are in power are not able to have a normal conversation about these pressing issues then will first need various things pointing out to them. If they stay stubborn and are the only ones who think they are right then they have to be taken away of this place until they can prove they have been educated again. The chances are any challenges like this will weaken their willingness to do what they think they were born to do. When this spills into how they treat families at home it is none of my business. That said the fact is I am sure behind their backs there kids are doing something completely different. Families turn a blind eye to things, but continue articulating how it is in their world and how the blessings have shaped the way they think. This thinking is a big fence. I say stop chewing corn and get out there and start speaking to the rest of the members in the democratic village.